Garden party glam is officially a thing! Groups of up to six people – or two households – can legally gather outdoors in England, so we need new outfits for brighter days ahead.
Picture this: you’re sat in the garden with the girls, the sun’s shining and you’ve got a rosé in one hand and barbecue food in the other (with a new boohoo outfit on, of course). More importantly, there’s not a single piece of loungewear in sight.
That’s right, with al fresco mate dates officially back on the cards, we’ve created a whole garden party-approved edit packed full of fresh outfits for a summer spent living our best lives in the great British sunshine. Think cute co-ords, dreamy dresses, and jeans-and-a-nice-top combos in lightweight fabrics and floral prints. From dad sandals to split-hem jeans, puff-sleeve tops to oversized sunnies, garden party glam is here!
Wondering what to wear to a garden party? It’s been a long time since we’ve had to plan an outfit for, well, anything. So if the thought of putting a full look together gives you the fear, we’ve got you covered.
Get garden party ready with boohoo, and keep scrolling to discover our five key looks for all your springtime garden gatherings.
1. Go for a lightweight co-ord
Easy to style and even easier on the eye, co-ord sets look instantly put-together. White, floaty, and effortlessly chic, this one screams garden party with the girls, and the broderie fabric gives us all the boho vibes.
Wear with flat dad sandals in the day and statement heels in the evening for an easy day-to-night look. Dreamy clothes for dreamy days.
2. Opt for bold floral prints
Brighter days are officially coming, so what better way to get garden party ready than with a bold floral two-piece outfit? Florals and garden parties go together like rosé and ice cubes, and this one is perfect for all your garden get-togethers in the sun.
Slip into some colourful mules and get ready to party the day away. As the sun goes down, remember that layering is key, so throw on an oversized denim jacket and you’ll be good to go.
3. Make a statement in a mini dress
A mini dress is always a good idea, and this one wins some serious points for versatility with its floral print and effortless shape.
With long-sleeves (for when the temperature app is on the wrong side of 20 degrees) and cute cut-outs, we’d pair this floral bardot mini dress with heeled sandals and a slouchy clutch for all the garden party vibes.
4. Pair crop tops with your fave jeans
Everyone loves a jeans-and-a-nice-top combo, and this look is no exception. This crop is the perfect addition to any garden party wardrobe (florals are always a winner).
Wear now with a pair of straight leg jeans, a micro-bag and clear heels, then swap out for a distressed denim mini-skirt and chunky sunglasses as it heats up a little. We can almost taste the pornstar martini…
5. Choose breathable linen fabrics
Equally comfortable but far more fabulous than your joggers, this linen co-ord is about to make getting dressed a whole lot easier.
Complete with a bralette and matching trousers, this co-ord meets our new mantra: a little less lounge… a lot more luxe. And the best part? If your social calendar is packed with 300 garden parties (after all, what else is there do to until 21st June?), co-ords can be styled in tons of different ways.
What to wear to a garden party has never been easier. Discover the full range of garden party outfits at boohoo.
How to dress for drinks in the garden
If you’re looking for style tips for day drinks with the girls, look no further. Our senior designer Charlene puts together five key looks for drinks in the garden this summer over on our IGTV: